Thursday, July 10, 2014

Andrea Holmes wins Ohio University Classified Employee of the Month honor

Andrea Holmes receives the outstanding employee award from Classified Senate representatives (from left) Patricia Palmer, Theresa Thompson, Tracy Inman and Chris Bailey-Brown.

Chillicothe Campus employee Andrea “Ann” Holmes, who is known to individuals across campus for her ability to make challenging, often last-minute tasks look routine without succumbing the stress of the situation, has been recognized as the Ohio University Classified Senate Employee of the Month for June.

She received the award from representatives of Classified Senate during a recent ceremony on campus.

Holmes, administrative associate in the Dean’s Office, joined the campus community in a temporary role as an administrative assistant in January 2009, and she was named a permanent, full-time employee in January 2011.

The Chillicothe High School graduate is also a current OU-C student, and she is on track to earn an associate of arts degree with an emphasis in arts and humanities this summer.

As noted by a nominator, “Ann Holmes is truly a campus ‘citizen’ here at OU-C. She is the ‘face’ of the Ohio University-Chillicothe campus to anyone who enters the dean’s office. Without disruption to her workflow, she manages to field questions via telephone or in person and is nonplussed by the quantity and content of human interaction that passes through her office at any given time.”

As noted, hers is not an easy position. “Many who enter the dean’s office come with problems, issues or concerns that must be addressed, often rather expeditiously,” another nominator wrote. “Because of Ann’s abilities and willingness to multi-task, she handles many of these matters herself. Thus, she frees up time for the associate dean and dean to handle more time-consuming or difficult tasks.”

As Holmes said in receiving the honor, “I genuinely enjoy coming to work each day. When you work with good people and enjoy what you are doing, it does not seem like a job. The people I work with everyday make me look forward to going to the office.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Well deserved... thank you for your efforts to serve all on our campus.